A recording of a live performance of George Antheil's one act opera, The Brothers.
Keywords: Music; Opera; George Antheil
|George Antheil Collection: Venus in Africa|
Recording of George Antheil and Michael Dyne's satirical one act opera, Venus in Africa.
Keywords: George Antheil; Music; Opera
|George Antheil: Two Odes of John Keats|
Recording of the world premiere of George Antheil's setting for Two Odes of John Keats. Recorded on Jan. 9 1953 under the sponsorship of Symphonus of Brooklyn College.
Keywords: George Antheil; Music; 20th Century Classical
|George Antheil: Bad Boy of Music-An Intermission Feature in Two Parts - George Antheil|
Charles Amirkhanian introduces the amazing music of Trenton-born George Antheil (1900-1959). Antheil (pronounced "ANT-hile") was the first avant-garde American composer to be recognized in Europe and composed the Ballet Mécanique in the mid-Twenties for multiple player pianos and percussion. His life was documented in his 1945 autobiography Bad Boy of Music, still in print in English and German (see http://www.otherminds.org/cgi-bin/shop.cgi/page=index7.html) to locate copies...
Keywords: New Music; Documentary; 20th Century Classical; George Antheil
|An Interview with Violinist Vera Beths|
A short interview with Dutch violinist Vera Beths, recorded during the 1981 Cabrillo Music Festival. In her discussion with Carl Stone, Beths describes how she came across the music of George Antheil and the difficulties she had in learning to play it. She also talks about her Stradivarius violin and her relationship with contemporary composers Philip Glass and John Adams.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Interview; New Music; Vera Beths; George Antheil
|George Antheil Collection: Volpone|
A recording of George Antheil's 3 act opera, Volpone. Based on a play by Ben Jonson, Volpone tells the story of a 16th-century Venetian pretending to be dying in order to obtain gifts from his prospective heirs. The libretto is by Alfred Perry.
Keywords: George Antheil; Music; Opera; 20th Century Classical
|Ode To Gravity: George Antheil & Four Lives in Paris|
Charles Amirkhanian introduces three recordings of compositions by George Antheil, the original bad boy of music, who lived from 1900 to 1959. Amirkhanian also discusses “Four Lives in Paris,” Hugh Ford’s book documenting the lives of Antheil, Kay Boyle, Harold Stearns, and Margaret Anderson as Americans living in France during the heady days of the early 20th century. Published by North Point Press of Berkeley, California, the volume brings to light information about four, representative,...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview; Music; George Antheil
|Vladimir Golschmann on George Antheil|
Charles Amirkhanian interviews the Russian-French conductor Vladimir Golschmann about his friendship with George Antheil and his role as a conductor of a number of Antheil pieces in the late 1920s in Europe. Golschmann also describes the difficulties in getting new music recorded during the first half of the 20th century.
Keywords: Interview; 20th Century Classical; New Music; George Antheil; Vladimir Golschmann
|Essay ueber George Antheil|
Essay on George Antheil, by Hans Heinsheimer, (in German).
Keywords: Lecture; Panel Discussion; Poetry; 20th Century Classical; Motion Picture Music; George Antheil
|Jerome Moross on George Antheil|
Recorded in New York City on June 19, 1979, Charles Amirkhanian interviews Jerome Moross about his life-long friendship with George Antheil. Moross, a composer and conductor himself, met Antheil when he was living in New York in the early 1930s, and was impressed by his sophistication and international reputation as an avant-garde pianist and composer. Moross talks about Antheil’s difficulties in getting his modernist compositions performed in the U...
Keywords: Documentary; George Antheil; 20th Century Classical; New Music; Motion picture music
|The Late Piano Sonatas of George Antheil|
In December 1970, Charles visited Böske Antheil (widow of the late composer) at her home in Los Angeles. During a search of the family archives two acetate private recordings of the Third (1947) and Fifth Piano Sonata (1950) were discovered. The performances were by Frederick Marvin who also performs the Fourth Sonata (1948) on an early LP recording (Alco ALP 1007). The program begins with a performance of the Second Sonata, "Airplane," composed in 1922...
Keywords: Interview and Music; New Music; 20th Century Classical; George Antheil
|Holy, Holy, Holy: Antheil's Magic Lacunae|
On April 10, 1927, George Antheil's Ballet Mécanique, scored for multiple pianos and percussion (including airplane propellers and electric doorbells) was given its American premiere at Carnegie Hall. An exciting discovery by Mrs. George Antheil of Los Angeles and KPFA's Charles Amirkhanian sheds extraordinary light on the genius of Antheil's early music. Gathering dust on the shelves of Mrs. Antheil's archives has been a set of three player piano rolls of the Ballet Mécanique in its original ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Documentary; New Music; 20th Century Classical; George Antheil
|George Antheil: String Quartet No. 1|
Charles Amirkhanian discusses the challenges in performing George Antheil's Violin Sonata and String Quartet No. 1 with Antheil's wife and Anne Kish, a violinist. The tape starts with a discussion, recorded in the Berkeley home of Jeanne Stark, of Antheil’s 1923 “Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano” with Ann Kish, Böske Antheil, Jeanne Stark, and Charles Amirkhanian. This is followed by an interesting discussion of Antheil's importance by Kish, and comments by the composer's widow reminisci...
Keywords: Music and Interview; 20th Century Classical; New Music; George Antheil
|George Antheil: Hertz Hall Concert|
In November 1970, KPFA and Charles Amirkhanian presented the early works of George Antheil to a sold-out Hertz Hall on the U. C. Berkeley campus. This historic concert launched a revival of interest in Antheil's early music which had not been performed since the mid-Twenties. This 3-part program contains the following performances: Pt. I Airplane Sonata (Sonata No. 2 for piano) (1921) / George Antheil - Sonata No...
Keywords: George Antheil; Hertz Hall; music; 20th Century Classical; Chamber Music